News Upcoming: December 2018 Rights acquired for Anne Sexton’s Mercy Street, a new opera with composer Drew Hemenger. July 2018 Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? A Love Story premieres at Urban Arias in Arlington, Virginia. June 2018 Candy & Dorothy at In the Now Productions, Ogden Utah. January 29, 2018 Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers will premiere at Houston Grand Opera. This is a new commission for HGO, part of their Opera to Go! Series, is composed by Kamala Sankaram with a libretto by David Johnston. September 2017 Candy & Dorothy, with a screenplay by David Johnston, is under option for film with Principe Dynamics. August 16, 2016 Pelicans will receive a reading at the Actors Studio. THE ACTORS STUDIO PLAYWRIGHTS/DIRECTORS WORKSHOP FESTIVAL 432 West 44th Street SUN SEPT 11, 2016 8 PM rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org PELICANS by David Johnston directed by Charles Maryan Martha Galphin Vince Gatton George Hosmer David Lapkin Jon McCormick May 18, 2016 Busted Jesus Comix will premiere in Prague, Czech Republic May 2016 at the Komorní činohra (Chamber Drama Theater.) February 2, 2016 Tickets are available for “Daughters of the Bloody Duke,” Feb. 7, 2016 at National Sawdust with American Lyric Theater. September 15, 2015 Monsura is Waiting is now available for download on itunes. August 13, 2015 Daughters of the Bloody Duke will be performed Feb. 7, 2016 at National Sawdust, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This will be a part of the ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert. June 9, 2015 Actor Vince Gatton says lovely ego-swelling things about me in an interview with City Theatre. May 11, 2015 Reading of an excerpt from a new play — Pelicans. Charles/Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop. (Not open to the public.) January 11, 2015 Sold out concert of Why Is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? A Love Story at (le) Poisson Rouge. Check it out here.